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Latest patent sale by Chinese lab shows hot demand for 5G assets

Research outfit Shanghai Langbo has found customers among both operating companies and licensing firms for its recent patent output

Latest patent sale by Chinese lab shows hot demand for 5G assets
Chinese law should do more to encourage joint patent licensing, says adviser to country's IP courts
22 Nov 2021

Chinese law should do more to encourage joint patent licensing, says adviser to country's IP courts

Professor Cui Guobin says that both patent owners and implementers want greater clarity around pools and antitrust law

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise
16 Nov 2021

Patent suits decline in Dusseldorf and Mannheim, but Munich’s docket is on the rise

Germany is Europe’s biggest and most active litigation forum, but subtle differences in case law and proceedings mean that plaintiffs have important choices to make about where to file their suits

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16 Nov 2021

Semiconductors, FRAND, diversity and danger – Day Two of IPBC Global 2021

Highlights from the plenaries, breakouts and networking sessions as the world’s premier IP business event continues in Seattle Read more

13 Nov 2021

A balanced FRAND approach is in China’s best interests

Saturday Opinion: Country must avoid pitfalls if it is to achieve its goal of wielding greater influence on global SEP issues, argues IAM China editor Bing Zhao Read more

5 Nov 2021

InterDigital reveals financial impact of recent licensing deal with Xiaomi

An August litigation settlement with the Chinese giant means that 55% of the market is now taking licences from the firm Read more

3 Nov 2021

Patent policy in the Biden era comes under the microscope at IAM event

Senior figures from InterDigital, Qualcomm, Dolby Labs and Novartis were among those who convened at IP 2021 to discuss the current administration’s IP priorities Read more

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30 Oct 2021

How next-generation patent pools can encourage adoption of new streaming tech

Saturday Opinion: Video codec licensing platforms must be inclusive, efficient and avoid the siren song of content distribution fees, argues Access Advance CEO Pete Moller Read more

19 Dec 2020

Those who adopt a hold-out strategy in SEP FRAND licensing should face the prospect of a market red card

Football shows how to deal with the long delays in licensing negotiations caused by those doing all they can to avoid paying a fair royalty, argues InterDigital’s Eeva Hakoranta Read more

14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities Read more

28 Nov 2020

The EU has the chance to seize global patent leadership

Europe has never been in a better position to set rules the rest of the world must follow Read more

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1 Nov 2021

Apple’s attack on PTAB discretionary denials is teed up for US Supreme Court

The USPTO opposes the iPhone giant’s cert petition, but the company has drawn wide support from implementers that want to take down the NHK-Fintiv rule Read more

29 Oct 2021

Nokia Technologies boosts revenues and profits in strong Q3 patent licensing performance

Royalties grow on the back of new deals and renewals; company also shares new details on legal fight with Oppo, which does not appear to have significantly dimmed income outlook Read more

26 Oct 2021

Court records show hidden dealings behind Netlist-Samsung patent licence – and how it all fell apart

The memory and storage technology company won a key ruling that a 2015 cross-licensing agreement was breached, but now must contend with a countersuit from the Korean giant Read more

20 Oct 2021

Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive

Senior VP Laurie Fitzgerald was speaking after Swedish truck and bus manufacturer the Volvo Group became the latest licensee of the platform’s 4G programme Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more